Hosting a OTOA Basic Sniper School

40 Hours Course

Hosting a OTOA Basic Sniper School – 40 Hours Course

Being the host agency for an OTOA training class can be a benefit to the agency with the acquisition of free training slots. These free training slots do however come with a cost. The cost is not financial but will require some work and logistics help on the part of the host agency.

Up to: Two (2) free slots for the hosting agency. 
*free training spots are directly related to the number of "paying" course attendees

Approximately six (6) days of commitment should be expected from the Host Agency during the OTOA SWAT week.

One (1) host agency liaison officer assigned to coordinate all aspects of the training with the OTOA primary instructor.

OTOA instructors will arrive on the Sunday before class starts. Typically the instructors will request a walk-through of training venues to familiarize themselves and mitigate any issues for the week.


Needs Assessment

Locate an area hotel for out of town attendee officers. Establish a contact person at said hotel and provide the name and phone number to the OTOA Training Operations Chief.

The host agency provides a classroom large enough to accommodate 24 students comfortably in a classroom style setting for each of the 5 days of training.

Classroom requirements: whiteboard with dry erase capabilities, LCD projector capable of projecting PowerPoint presentations, screen for the projector unless the whiteboard is large enough to accommodate the presentations, speakers for the PowerPoint presentation for audio purposes.

The OTOA instructors bring their own laptop computers.

A firing range capable of handling a minimum of 100 yards minimum with 12 stands for 24 shooters.  Ranges unable to support 12 target stands across require approval from the OTOA primary instructor.

The firing range must be equipped with target stands, sticks, and backers. The OTOA will provide all targets.

Marketing Assistance

Marketing the OTOA Basic Sniper School – 40 Hours Course is "primarily" the responsibility of the OTOA. The OTOA will make every effort to advertise and send out marketing material for all OTOA training courses. Depending on the region, course offering or other unforeseen circumstances, training courses may encounter difficulty attaining the OTOA minimum training course attendee standard.

The Host Agency marketing campaign participation includes but is not limited to: LEADS Teletype to the region the course is being offered, email solicitation, phone calls, text messaging, Facebook posts, etc., etc. LEADs announcements must be sent to the OTOA Training Operations Chief.


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